Stories tagged: "police brutality"


When Matt Oxendine threatened to kill himself, his family called deputies for help. But deputies ended up shooting him to death. Collage from L to R: (1) A text message from Matt's cousin to Robeson County deputies attempting to call law enforcement off shortly before the shooting. (2) Matt with his daughter, Madison. (3) A photo of Matt Oxendine. (4) The Oxendine brothers from L to R, Greg, Marcus, Chesly, Matt.  (5) A photo of Matt's car after police shot him 30 times in January. (Collage made by Rebecca Russ)
A Police Killing, A Different Way of Looking at the Vaccine, and More Memorable NC Stories From 2021

C&P reporter Michael McElory shares his list of top stories from 2021 from a vaccine comparison to Patrick Swayze and an in depth interview with North Carolina’s poet laureate. 

Mourners attend the funeral for Andrew Brown Jr. May 3 at Fountain of Life Church in Elizabeth City . (Image via AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Reaction to Andrew Brown’s Death Shows Whose Lives Matter in Elizabeth City – And Beyond

As marchers and civil rights leaders seek to humanize the man killed by deputies in Elizabeth City, it’s white folks who need to be listening.

Widespread protests after George Floyd's death did not contribute to any noticeable increase in coronavirus infections, officials say. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Here’s How This Charlotte Woman Is Trying to Keep Police Accountable in her City

Charlotte’s Citizens Review Board was created to protect the public from police misconduct. The committee chair wants to make sure residents know how to navigate it.

Rev. Greg Drumwright and another BLM protestor raises their hands in a Black Power salute shortly after being released from the Alamance County Jail Saturday. (Photo by Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
Threat of Pepper Spray Isn’t Stopping This Election Day Rally In North Carolina

After a peaceful voter turnout rally was violently and abruptly shut down in Alamance County this weekend, organizers pledge to return on Election Day to urge voters to the polls.

Police have deployed a variety of violent tactics against protestors since May. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
‘I Feared for My Life’: The Use of Unmarked Vans in Arrests Is More Common Than You Think

“This is the kind of thing that happens over and over and over and I'm glad attention is finally being paid to it, but this is not new. This is the kind of thing that’s been happening for years.”

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Colorado Is Reopening Investigation Into Horrifying Police Killing of Elijah McClain. Here’s What We Know.

In the video, Elijah McClain can be seen sobbing as he repeatedly tells officers, “I’m just different.” Samara McClain said her brother was a massage therapist who planned to go to college.

A protester kneels in the street during protests of George Floyd's death in May 2020 in Charlotte. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
Gov. Roy Cooper: ‘Black Lives Do Matter.’

After a night of mayhem in Charlotte, Raleigh and other NC cities, Cooper pledges to push for justice in George Floyd’s name while condemning violence at protests.